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Handshake is Lehigh University's career management platform where employers can post jobs, request on-campus interview schedules, post events, and connect with Lehigh University students!

Create a Handshake account

Handshake allows students to discover new career paths, find amazing jobs and internships, and connect with great companies and non-profits.  Students and employers are invited to join Handshake.  Please click HERE to join.  Please see Employer Quickstart Guide HERE.

The Center for Career & Professional Development at Lehigh University subscribes to the Principles for Professional Conduct for Career Services and Employment Professionals developed by the National Association of Colleges and Employers.

Handshake services

  • Request on-campus interviews (in person or virtual) - On-campus interviews are available throughout the academic year.  Many employer partners use these as a first screen. Requests can be made through your Handshake account.
  • Post a job - Handshake is our online job board system used by Lehigh students and alumni to find full-time, part-time, internship, and co-op opportunities.  To post these positions, click here to log-in or register for a Handshake account and connect with Lehigh.  To post a job on behalf of your organization, click Job Templates on the left-hand navigation bar and then select the New Job tab on the top right corner of the screen.  Please note our department job posting guidelines:
    • Handshake is available to current Lehigh students and recent alumni (up to 2 years out of school). If you are looking to hire professionals with 3+ years of experience, advanced level jobs, we ask that you please post those types of jobs to Lehigh Connects which is for our alumni community powered by PeopleGrove. Setting up your account is quick and easy! Once you do so, you'll be able to share job postings with a great pool of candidates.  Advanced level postings will be declined on Handshake.
    • Job and internship postings must be career-related positions that require a degree (or working towards a degree) in a major that is offered by Lehigh University.  All other postings will be declined (i.e. noting High School Diploma, Associates Degree or non-related major).
    • Our maximum posting time is through the end of the current academic year. Postings with application deadline dates beyond June 30th of the current academic year will be declined and reconsidered when the application deadline date has been adjusted within that range.
    • Third-Party Recruiters and/or Staffing Agencies posting a job for a client, must disclose the client's organization name in the Job Description section.  All positions posted without the client's organization name will be declined.
  • Search student resumes - Employer partners are eligible to search our students/alumni and their resumes in Handshake, along as they have given permission to make their information public.  This feature will allow you to search students utilizing various filters, including major, GPA, class year and student athlete to help you narrow your candidate pool.
  • Host a company event (in person or virtual)  - On-campus Information Sessions are available on Monday-Thursday evenings throughout the academic year. They are a great way to provide students with more information about your organization and the opportunities available. Tabling in our University Center to interact with a wide range of Lehigh talent can also be arranged. Virtual sessions offer students flexibility in travel time for attendance and on-demand viewing when a recording of your learning session is available. Requests can be made through your Handshake account.
  • Sign-up for career fairs - Attend one of our annual career fairs to meet students and alumni from all degrees and disciplines to fill full-time, internship, and co-op positions.

Handshake premium

Handshake's premium account offers a talent engagement suite that allows your company to find more diverse and qualified Lehigh talent, while maximizing your time on campus and allowing you to make data-driven recruiting decisions.

The talent engagement suite will let you maximize your campus investments by allowing you to host on-campus, off-campus, and virtual events.  Your premium account will also allow you to invite the right students, download RSVP lists, and track outcomes or your engagement strategy.  Smart campaigns within your premium Handshake account will allow you to define your hiring criteria, and then tap into the most engaged student audience to attract talent, provide personalized and focused content, and improve outcomes with audiences you may not have tapped into in the past.